Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
December 2019
How much does a cow weigh?
Kids from across Nebraska are getting the opportunity to ask farmers and ranchers a question they have about agriculture. Check out our newest Kids Ask video!
Deadline quickly approaching!
Apply to be Teacher of the Year to be recognized for your interest and efforts to incorporate agriculture into classroom learning. The winners of the award receive:
  • A trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to gain new ideas for their classroom.
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Book Bundle featuring twelve agriculture books. 
  • $250 cash prize for use in their classroom. 
Who can apply?
Full-time, kindergarten – eighth grade teachers who integrate agriculture into non-vocational agriculture classroom settings. 

Past winners may not apply again. 

Application deadline is December 11.  
Drawing Soon!
Keep showing us Gus! Remember to take a picture of Gus with your students completing projects that relate to learning about agriculture!

It’s simple! All you have to do is cut out Gus, take a picture with him in your classroom, and submit it online here

We’ll draw two teachers that submit their picture to win a Book Bundle which includes twelve books and curriculum. 
Attend Our Workshop!
Volunteers: Are you attending the Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention? Join us Monday, December 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for a workshop.

Make an Impact: Resources to Engage All Ages
Are you looking for a new idea to share about agriculture in the classroom, during National Ag Week, at your county fair, or agriculture awareness day? Do your educational programs make a meaningful difference? How do you incorporate genuine agriculture learning in your activities? Join us for an active session to explore new resources offered by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and learn more about how to coordinate your efforts, plan ahead, and always be the favorite stop at the event!
Grower's Gala
The excitement is growing for the 4th Annual Grower's Gala.

From amazing food, an exciting live auction, and the Bobby Layne Orchestra, it will be a great night to celebrate agriculture.

Funds raised help provide support for Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom, including the Ag Pen Pal program, training workshops for teachers, classroom presentations, Connecting Chapters, and project grants.
Teacher Feature
“I feel it is necessary for students to understand the importance of what we do so close to home, what it means to be a good neighbor, and what goes on at the farms surrounding our community.”

Danielle Steinkraus, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher, Zion Lutheran Elementary in Pierce
Happy Holidays!
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation office will be closed December 23 – 27 and December 31 – January 1 for the holiday season.  
STUDENT FEATURE
“For the rest of my life, I now know how important agriculture is and how we can all become advocates for agriculture. This training taught me we all have different perspectives, but by being knowledgeable and passionate, you can become a good advocate.” 
-Sadie Jarecke, Sophomore, West Holt High School
VOLUNTEER FEATURE
“I joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors because of the work that they are doing to promote agricultural literacy. The programs are designed to inform our youth, educators, and the public in general about the importance of agriculture to the State of Nebraska. What really excites me about the program is the extremely talented staff – they are innovative and passionate about the mission of the Foundation. They are difference makers for a lot of people across the state!” 
-Bob Campbell, Director of Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Board & Senior Vice President Business Development, Farm Credit Services of America 
CONNECT WITH US!
Agriculture in the Classroom ® is a program coordinated by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Nebraska, the Agriculture in the Classroom program is managed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, whose mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

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